Suggestions on Digital Camera



  • Reply 101 of 117
    Get the new Nikon 3500! I think it's the best compact 3MP camera...'course it's the newest, which helps
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    eugeneeugene Posts: 8,254member
    I'm still unimpressed with Nikon's budget offerings. The new Canon S230 is a no-brainer for people who only need a 2x zoom..

    I'm not sure about Mac compatibility with the new Kyocera cameras, but they have a very tiny 5-megapixel camera coming out.

    The better Sony P-Series cameras are quite good.
  • Reply 103 of 117

    I wonder if Canon will ever update the Pro90is, or even if they still sell it?

    Nope, it was discontinued last February/March. I was lucky enough to purchase a refurbished model at the time for $580 or so. Love that camera--only 2.6 MP, but with a 10x optical zoom and optical stabilization.

    Once the SLR-style D60s, etc. started dropping in price, I think Canon just ceded that segment till the the body drops till $1000 or so--then Canon can sell 'em the lenses, too. I'll buy.
  • Reply 104 of 117
    bellebelle Posts: 1,574member
    I got to check out the PowerShot G3. It seems really nice. It feels much better in your hand than the G2, and the manual focus, though still horrible, seems to be improved.

    It also looks much better than the G2. I liked the G1. It had kind of a retro feel about it. The G2 just looks like a bigass APS camera. The G3 looks a little retro again.

    I like my cameras to look good.

    Especially if I'm paying $800 for them.

    If I remember correctly, the G3 goes on sale October 10.

    [ 09-19-2002: Message edited by: Belle ]</p>
  • Reply 105 of 117
    jbljbl Posts: 555member
    I would agree with Timo that if you want objective information you really should check out dpreview.

    That said I will proceed to give you my subjective impressions. I recently got married and I asked everyone who brought a digital camera to give me any pictures they took. I don't think there were any of the cameras you specifically are looking at, but there were a couple Nikons (a 990 and a 995), and a couple Elphs (an S100, I forget what the other one was). The Nikons definitely had better color fidelity (and in general better image quality), if that is what is of interest to you. Lets face it, what makes the Elph great is its size; unless you weight that pretty highly it isn't that good a camera.
  • Reply 106 of 117
    My Canon G2 arrived. I charged the battery, installed the CF card then walked outside. I turned it on to auto and got incredible pictures here in Florida of the greenery and tropical stuff. Loading into iPhoto was automatic. Didn't have to install any drivers. In response to Belle, I like the camera because it looks retro. Has a solid feel like an old rangefinder I had many, many years ago.

    The G3 is also nice, has a few more features and costs $200 more. As in everything tech, products change and are improved every year. Canon will keep the G2 (unlike the G1 which the discontinued).
  • Reply 107 of 117
    [quote]Originally posted by Ebby:

    <strong>I splurged and bought a very expensive D60. 6.3Megapixels :cool:

    [practically screaming]

    It is a AWESOME camera!

    [/practically screaming]

    My only complaint is the USB is sooo slow. <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" /> But, I was also shocked by the support Canon has for their cameras. PhotoStitch can merge two or more photos together. <a href=""; target="_blank">EXAMPLE</a> Remote capture can trigger a snapshot by pressing a button on your computer. And ImageBrowser is a good photo indexing application. (Much like iPhoto)

    So, my advice: Get a Canon camera. They are fun to use, and supported by great software.</strong><hr></blockquote>

    Hey, I picked one up too. It arrived at the end of August. And yes, the D60 is awesome. The typical shutter lag for digital cameras is practically non-existant. Still getting some accessories for it, but I at least have some extra batteries, a decent case, 2 Lexar 512 MB CF cards, and two lenses (28-135, and the 100-400). Saving up for the 16-35 lens and a speedlight.

    Prior to the D60, I had a Nikon 990. The portability and the pictures were great. My Mom liked it so much, I gave it to her (heh, I needed the excuse to get the D60 anyways).

    Here's another URL for folks looking for a review site:

    <a href=""; target="_blank">Steves-Digicams</a>

    He's pretty thorough, and reviews almost all the digital cameras.
  • Reply 108 of 117
    keshkesh Posts: 621member
    Canon just announced the Digital Elph S230, coming out in October for $499. 3 megapixels and extremely compact. Might be worth considering.
  • Reply 109 of 117
    Canon G2 ? 640th sec. @ ?6.3 ? exposure: -1/3 ? 50 ISO ? 20.3mm ? full frame

    Looking towards the Trift Gorge, Zermatt, Switzerland

    [ 09-20-2002: Message edited by: The Installer ]</p>
  • Reply 110 of 117
    matsumatsu Posts: 6,558member
    I like it. Are we allowed to like landscapes now? I think that's still poo-poo in the critical world. It's not Ansel Adams, but then what is? A little photoshopping might bring out a hint more depth, maybe some gradients to simulate a very slight vignetting (like through an old pin-hole camera)
  • Reply 111 of 117
    Very nice! I assume that is you on the right and your child on the left. <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" />
  • Reply 112 of 117
    eugeneeugene Posts: 8,254member
    The only thing I don't like about = his sample photos. I can only stand *so many* pics of Werther's Originals in a bowl, an M&M holding a football and sea kayaks.

    Phil Askey's site is still tops for me. Steve's is next.

    Imaging-Resource comes in third.
  • Reply 113 of 117
    [quote]Originally posted by Matsu:

    <strong>It's not Ansel Adams...</strong><hr></blockquote>

    It is now

    - T.I.
  • Reply 114 of 117
    powerdocpowerdoc Posts: 8,123member
    I prefer the white and black version TI

    The G2 is just one year old, and a new one has replaced it the G3.

    Next year there will be a G4

    But don't worry : there will never be any G5
  • Reply 115 of 117
    [quote]Originally posted by Powerdoc:

    <strong>I prefer the white and black version TI </strong><hr></blockquote>Well, that is the original version. I coloured in the other one by hand

    G3, G4, G5... I'm not interested. BTW you wanna buy my G2?

    Anyway, it's the weekend, and you should be out and about (with your G1)

    - T.I.
  • Reply 116 of 117
    matsumatsu Posts: 6,558member
    Very nice.
  • Reply 117 of 117
    [quote]Originally posted by MacsRGood4U:

    <strong>Very nice! I assume that is you on the right and your child on the left. <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" /> </strong><hr></blockquote>The things some people come up with... <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" />

    But you are right.

    - T(roll*).I(con).

    *as in ogre
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